Sounds like teen spirit

Instead of lazily whiling away her last summer before heading off to university, Zhang Yuqi embarked on a journey of musical discovery, Xing Wen reports. For high school graduates about to embark on their university studies, after the intense preparation for exams and applications that pave the way to...

Grassland restoration tackles the root of the problem

Herders are cooperating with a local business to revitalize pastures and provide sustainable lifestyles. Li Lei reports from Menyuan Hui autonomous county, Qinghai. Until four years ago, Wang Zhenlai herded sheep and yaks on his 20 hectares of grassland in Menyuan county, renowned for its highland meadows, in the...

Israeli PM’s annexation plan draws condemnation from Palestinian, Arab leaders

CAIRO/JERUSALEM – Palestinian and Arab leaders on Tuesday condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the West Bank, while warning it could kill the peace process. Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he would annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank...

Int’l wine expo opens in Southwest China

The 9th China (Guizhou) International Wine Expo kicked off on Monday in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province. A total of 1,038 Chinese liquor and wine businesses including Kweichow Moutai and Wuliangye, as well as more than 16,000 buyers from home and abroad, attended the expo, which will...

Swine fever may affect pork for several years

Production expected to stop falling by year’s end, with gradual recovery in ’20 The supply of pork in China may remain tight for the next few years, a leading pig industry expert said recently, citing “unprecedented losses” due to African swine fever, which has spread around the country since...

Academician discusses healthcare advances over 70 years

The life expectancy of Chinese people has risen from just 35 years to over 77 since the People’s Republic of China was founded, owing to great efforts of China to control diseases and improve healthcare systems. In addition, it has also assisted Africa to deal with fatal plagues such...

Martino can apply Atlanta United lessons to Mexico roster headaches

Between absences and injuries, the El Tri manager has to figure out his best team for the Gold Cup. He may rely on what he learned in MLS to help In two years in Atlanta, Tata Martino got pretty used to the southern city’s rhythms. The Argentine manager took...

Koeman refuses to commit future to the Netherlands amid Barcelona rumours

The former Barca player has been tipped as a replacement for under-pressure boss Ernesto Valverde and did not rule out a move on Tuesday Ronald Koeman refused to confirm he will stay on as Netherlands head coach, despite speculation linking him to Barcelona, as the Dutch national side prepares...